Kulcha basically comes from Punjab. Whenever someone talks about Kulcha, Amritsari Kulcha is the first that strikes in mind but now Kulcha is also popular all over the Northern side of India. Matar (Chole) Kulcha is commonly sold on roadside carts or Dhaba. But the authentic taste of Kulcha is only available in Amritsar.
The taste of Aloo Kulcha in Amritsar is unique because of the water of that geographical location. It’s hard to find that exact taste of Kulcha in any other place other than that we get in Amritsar (Punjab).
Kulcha is a flatbread, that is stuff with different varieties of stuffing like Paneer, Aloo, onions, and plane kulcha is also made. Mostly, Kulcha is served with Masala Chole, Green Chutney, and Onions salad. Traditionally, Kulchas are made in a clay oven (Tandoor) but here I am making it in electric Tandoor. You can also make it on Tava. But the flavor of natural charcoal obviously affects of taste of Kulcha.
There are so many people who are confused between Naan and Kulcha. Naan is also a kind of flatbread that is prepared with Maida (All-purpose-flour) but there is no fluff and it will be dry when it’s frosty. But in the case of Kulcha, it remains soft whether it hot or cold and also has little fluff in it. Naan is served with Dal and gravy-based dishes like Paneer Makhani, Dum Aloo, Shahi Paneer, Palak Paneer, etc. Naan is mostly plain topping with Garlic, Kalonji, or sesame seeds and it is prepared in an Oval shape.
Here I am going to share a recipe of Aloo Kulcha that you can easily make at home without using yeast. This Aloo Kucha is so soft and tasty. I am serving it with Masala Chole. The dough of Kulcha is prepared with Maida (All-purpose-flour) with Aloo Stuffing.
I am sharing a full recipe of Amritsari Aloo Kulcha down below. I hope you like and try this Aloo Kulcha and share your experience in the comment section below.
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Amritsari Aloo Kulche
Ingredients for Dough of Kulcha
- 300 gm Maida (All purpose flour)
- ½ tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Powdered Sugar
- 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil or butter
- Salt to taste
- enough Water for dough
Ingredient for Kulcha stuffing
- 2 Boiled mash potato
- 1 chopped onions
- 1 chopped green chilli (optional)
- 1 tsp Dhania powder (coriander powder)
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- Kasturi methi
- 1 tsp Kitchen king masala
- salt to taste
- Firstly knead a dough for kulcha by using all the ingredients and leave it for atleast 30 min.
- Then boil a potato and mash it well and then add all the spices into it.
- Mix all ingredients together. Now dough and stuffing both are ready.
- Then divide a dough and make medium size balls.
- Then roll it softly on rolling board then apply ghee on it and place aloo stuffing.
- Roll it again. Now preheat the tandoor and place the rolled kulche in it.
- When it turn into golden brown that means Aloo Kulcha is now ready to enjoy with Masala Chole (Chickpeas).
How To Make Amritsari Aloo Kulcha (in detail):
The recipe of Amritsari Aloo Kulcha is divided into 3 parts. Let’s start making:
Preparing Dough For Kulcha:
- Take a Bowl and add 300 gm of Maida, ½ tbsp of Baking powder, and salt to taste.
- Now add 1 tbsp of powdered sugar and 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil.
- Then add enough water to make a soft dough.
- Now leave the kneaded dough for at least 30 minutes.
Preparing an Aloo Stuffing For Kulcha:
- Boil a 2-3 potato and mash it well.
- Now add 1 medium size chopped onions and chopped 1-2 green chili in it.
- Then add 1 tsp of dhania powder, 1 tsp of red chili powder, Kasturi methi, 1 tsp of kitchen king masala, and, salt to taste.
- Mix it well. Now Aloo stuffing for Kulcha is now ready.
Preparing Aloo Kulcha:
- Take the dough and divide it into medium size ball.
- Now roll it softly on the Rolling board, then spread some ghee/butter.
- Place aloo stuffing on the center and fold the edges.
- After joining the edges, roll it again and do it the same to the rest of the dough.
- Now preheat the electric tandoor and place the rolled kulcha in it. You can also make it of Tava.
- Let it cook until you notice the golden Brown spot on it.
- Now spread some ghee or butter on top of Aloo Kulcha and enjoy it with Masala Chole, Green chutney, and onion salad.
Things To Consider for Aloo Kulcha:
- Do not use Baking Soda in it. Use Baking Powder.
- If you don’t want all Maida, you can add Wheat Flour in 80:20 ratio or 60:40 ratio.
- If you are preparing the Amritsari Kulcha recipe in the Winter season, use warm water to knead the dough. For summers, you can use regular water at room temperature and keep it for at least 30 minutes to rest.